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Car registered to missing woman, body found in forest ravine

A car registered to a missing Santa Clarita woman was found in a ravine in Angeles National Forest, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said.

A body was found nearby, said sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore, but has not been identified.

The plates of the silver sedan found off Sand Canyon Road match those of the vehicle registered to Sarah Alarid, 19, who has been missing since getting into an argument with an ex-boyfriend at a New Year's Eve party, Whitmore said.

She had left the party about 3 a.m., telling friends she was headed home.

Alarid's family were also at the scene. The family wasn't contacted by authorities, but went to the site after hearing reports of a shallow grave, Whitmore said.

Authorities are also in the area investigating a possible shallow grave, but do not believe the two incidents are connected, Whitmore said.

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